Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, and Raphael Saadiq are among the first acts confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, at Seattle’s City Center.
Also set to perform during the 39th annual event are Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, the Long Winters, Sly & Robbie & the Taxi Gang, World Party, MSTRKRFT, Roy Ayers, Common Market, UH HUH HER, Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women, Eric Hutchinson, No Age and Matt & Kim. More artists will be announced in the coming months.
Among the many non-musical offerings at Bumbershoot will be a special appearance by “The Outsiders” and “Rumblefish” author S.E. Hinton, a poetry reading curated by Spencer Moody of the Murder City Devils and the The Seattle-Moscow Poster Show. An entire kids program, Youngershoot, will be announced this summer.
Bumbershoot three-day passes are on sale now via Bumbershoot.org. Single-day tickets begin going on sale July 21.
Last year’s Bumbershoot featured headliners Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case. Bumbershoot is produced by the not-for-profit One Reel organization in conjunction with AEG Live, which bolsters talent buying and sponsorship resources.